COLOUR MY LIFE WITH THE CHAOS OF TROUBLE

NO WATER, NO LIFE, NO BLUE, NO GREEN –AQUARELLE Watercolour paintings are considered a unique way to creatively represent landscape, illusions, expressions, and bright feelings using water-soluble pigments. This medium of art is still very popular nowadays. There are many preconceptions about watercolour; a paradoxical medium, seen by some as the perfect entry into painting but…

WORDS CREATE REALITY, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND

WHAT IS WITH IN SURROUNDS US – THE POWER OF RUNES According to legend a Norse warrior called Odin, seeking wisdom and understanding of life and death, fasted with neither food nor water hanging from Yggdrasil, the tree of knowledge, for nine days and nights. From this experience came the knowledge of the Runes. From…

YOUR FATE IS IN YOUR HANDS

Understand that your soul is not bound by three-dimensional earthy existence.  THE POWER OF HAMSA HAND. The wearer of the hamsa hand can wear it facing up or down and is thought to give the owner success, harmony, and also protection from the ayin ha’ra, also know as the evil eye.  Today, with the rising…

THERE ARE MILLIONS OF SKINS BUT ONLY ONE HORI SMOKU

The legend of Sailor Jerry Norman Keith Collins (1911-1973) better known as Sailor Jerry is the father of old-school tattooing, whose uncompromising lifestyle and larger than life persona made him an American legend. A tough old sea dog with a shrewd intellect, Jerry stood up for himself and stood by his work earning him a legacy that is…

ONCE UPON A TIME….

We all know that some of the fairy tales has modified endings to make it more ‘child friendly’. What if the ending wasn’t that happy? Different artists present different interpretation of fairy tales we all know from our childhood in their unique way. If you like dark art I hope you will enjoy my little selection…

FLOW WITH WHATEVER MAY HAPPEN AND LET YOUR MIND BE FREE

Sumi-e Art It’s traditional Japanese black ink painting art, also known as suibokuga or zen-ga. Originated in China during  Tang dynasty it was then introduced to Korea and Japan via sea trade exchange, brought by Buddhist monks of the Chan (Japanese: Zen) sect. This 2000 year old art form was mastered by Buddhist monks and their Zen doctrine that gave…

ARTISTS I ADORE – SAM RODRIGUEZ

I straight away felt in love with his art. It was one of the sketches posted on Instagram that wanted me to dig in more, follow and observe different stages of his art creation. Ellington Illustration Sam Rodriguez was born and raised in San Jose, California and his journey with art started aged 11 by doing…